I finally had that freak out moment where I realized that I'm actually going to publish Soothsayer and this isn't just a dream!
The last month and a half has been crazy, I wrote the first draft of a novella, I got Soothsayer back from my editor and made some changes, I've been getting my site and social media setup and I've been working on my book trailer. Its been a million miles an hour of non-stop working. I never took the time to actually think about the finish line until I got through my last edits on Soothsayer, saved the file and closed the program. I was left wondering, now what?
That's when the butterflies attacked! I've spent 7 years writing this book and building the Soothsayer world and now I'm only two weeks away from launching it. Ahh! I have to admit, as much as this is exciting, its also a bit nerve racking. I kept wondering when the nerves were going to hit and I didn't think it would happen until after I hit the publish button. It's been an interesting few days to say the least. I wasn't sure what to do with my time now that Soothsayer was done. Sure I needed to work on the first draft of my novella and the next book is only about 1/3 of the way done, but I wasn't sure how to go from such a huge accomplishment right into the next project. Should I give it a day and enjoy the moment? Or should I just start writing?
Several Tums later and a pep talk from the amazing man in my life, I went right back to the computer and started working on the next installment in the series. I found that the best cure for the butterflies, was just to step back into the Soothsayer world and continue writing. The butterflies aren't completely gone, but I'm embracing them instead of letting them freak me out!
Its good to be nervous and anxious. It means, I've finally stepped out of my comfort zone and we all know great things can happen once you do!
Until Next Time!